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Having imagination, it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that if you were unimaginative would take you only a minute. — Franklin Pierce Adams (Public Domain)
Evils in the journey of life are like the hills which alarm travelers on the road. Both appear great at a distance, but when we approach them we find they are far less insurmountable than we had...
No one ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not knock those who work with him. Don’t knock your...
Wise men never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms. — William Shakespeare (1610, by John Taylor; Public Domain)
I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. — Franklin Pierce Adams (Public Domain)
I’d rather have 1% of the effort of 100 men than 100% of my own effort. — J. Paul Getty (Image Licensed)
In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. — Sun Tzu (544-496 BC; Public Domain) How fitting a quote for these times we are living through. Even more fitting is the source, considering the...
You cannot be buried in obscurity: you are exposed upon a grand theater to the view of the world. If your actions are upright and benevolent, be assured they will augment your power and happiness....
It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters. — Edmund Burke (by Joshua Reynolds; Public Domain)
Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat found. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1868, by Julia Margaret Cameron; Public Domain)
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. — Abraham Lincoln (1863, by Alexander Gardner; Public Domain)
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. — William James (by Notman Studios; Public Domain)
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God. — Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian (1690; Creative Commons)
Reason obeys itself; ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it. — Thomas Paine (1792, by Laurent Dabos; Public Domain)
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny. — George Boardman (Image Licensed)
This is the sixth book I’ve written, which isn’t bad for a guy who’s only read two. — George Burns (by NBC/Elmer Holloway; Public Domain)
So great has been the endurance, so incredible the achievements, that, as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven, it would be foolish to despair of the human race. — Ernest L. Woodward...
I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget. — William Lyon Phelps (Image by Pixabay; free use)
Don’t ever become a pessimist…a pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events. — Robert Heinlein (Image Licensed)
How will you know just how far you can go at any given point in time unless you are pushing the envelope? Testing the limits of what is possible can only be gauged by going beyond your comfort...